Glittering Court

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by Richelle Mead

series: The Glittering Court

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Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…

About the Author: 

RICHELLE MEAD is the #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series and its spin-off series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Proof of Lies

by Diane Rodriguez Wallach

series: Anastasia Phoenix

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I really enjoyed this book and start to the series a lot. Anastasia is a strong tough girl that doesn’t let anyone or anything stop her from finding her sister. Proof of Lies was non stop action and so many plot twist and turns I didn’t know where this story was heading most of the time – which I loved! This book as something for every reader. You like action it has tons. You like mystery, suspense and thrills it has that. You like romance it even has a little bit of that, not so much I’d call it a romance novel but just enough to make the reader happy. You like a strong kick butt girl Anastasia is your girl. I can’t wait to see where this series continues to go and I can’t wait for Lies That Bind to come out in 2018. Grab a copy and gift this book to your teen reader – your nieces – friends or yourself, this book is perfect for some great spring break or summer (which is just around the corner) reading. Carve out a good weekend for just reading since I know I wasn’t really wanting to put this book down long enough to do anything that should have been done.

summary: Some secrets are best kept hidden…

Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.

And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.

She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true.

Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility.

She will find her sister.

Thank you so much Entangled Teen for sending me a copy of Proof of Lies. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.

Addie Bell’s ShortCut to Growing Up

by Jessica Brody

 

 

Oh my gosh this book is simply precious! I loved every minute of this cute book! I reminded me of one of my all time favorite movies: 13 Going on 30.  Lucky for  Addie Bell doesn’t skip all those years and head straight to 30 she just skips those wonderful awkward tween years. In doing so she has altered everything she thought high school was going to be like. She soon see’s popularity comes with a price and she wants everything to go back to the way it was before she made that wish. So many times kids want to grow up to fast or think if only I was older things would be so much better. This book represents those feelings so well. I simply can not recommend it enough. This book will be gifted to every tween girl reader I know. I think this is a great summer read for girls entering middle school for the first time or even high school for the first time. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Addie Bell’s ShortCut to Growing Up – this book was my first 5 star read of 2017!!!

summary: Seventh grader Addie Bell can’t wait to be in high school, where everything seems cooler and more fun. What if there was a way to be older . . . right now?

Addie’s parents won’t let her have her own phone, she doesn’t have any curves, and her best friend, Grace, isn’t at all interested in makeup or boys. Then, on the night of her twelfth birthday, Addie makes a wish on a magic jewelry box to be sixteen . . . and wakes up to find that her life has been fast-forwarded four years! Suddenly she has everything she’s always wanted (like a driver’s license and a closet full of cool clothes). But Addie soon discovers that a lot more has changed than she expected—including her friendship with Grace. Can Addie turn back time and take back her wish . . . or has she lost the chance to experience what could have been the best years of her life?

Thank you so very much Jessica Brody and Delacorte for allowing me to read Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.

10 Things I Can See From Here

by Carrie Mac

 

 

10 Things I Can See From Here deals with a lot and I mean a lot in just 320 pages. At times I felt like I was getting way to much information about every body else but not a whole lot about the main character Maeve. Maeve has a lot on her plate but throughout the book I think she handles it pretty good considering her anxiety and panic attacks. 10 Things I Can See From Here was a good book that at times the characters and their decisions drove me a bit bonkers. How could they not see Maeve needed their love and support – she was what comes first not what they wanted! Maeve’s step brothers and stepmom were awesome and really without them in her life I’m not sure she would have had any loving support that she needed!

 

 

summary: Think positive. Dont worry, be happy. Keep calm and carry on. Maeve has heard it all before. Shes been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as she wishes it were something she could just talk herself out of, its not. When Maeve is sent to Vancouver to live with her dad, her very pregnant stepmom, and her twin six-year-old half brothers, she struggles to rise to the challenge.

Vancouver brings a wide array of new worries, but Maeve finds brief respite—as well as even more worries—in Salix, a local girl who doesnt seem to worry about anything. Though the summer includes catastrophes than even Maeve could never have foreseen, she is able to reach inside herself to find the courage to be there for the ones she loves.

Thank you Alfred A Knopf for sending me 10 Things I Can See From Here. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.

Lost Girls

by Merrie Destefano

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I went into this book not knowing anything about it. It arrived at the perfect time I was looking for something to read so I picked it up. I was instantly sucked in and wanted to see how Rachel’s story unfolded. This book reminded me of Fight Club for high school. While it might not be the best comparison it did involve an illegal no hold barred fight club with high school boys and girls. Rachel is at a disadvantage though out most of the book she experienced a horrible trauma and should have not made it. She did though and while she had severe injuries she also lost her memory. She is a strong girl who didn’t let that stop her she wanted to know why this happened and who did this to her. Rachel was a great narrator and I really liked her character. She has a group of friends I didn’t completely trust throughout the book. She had a boyfriend that seemed a little to good to be true and a little to protective but in the end Dylan was a great guy and one that really had her best interest at heart. Her family was loving and supportive and she came from a good home. Lost Girls did have me thinking how good girls from good homes could become such no hold barred fighters. I know some become fighters because they need to know how to fight to protect themselves. Rachel didn’t fit the mold she was a promising ballet dancer but her story unfolds and you find out her reasoning behind it. While it was what I expected I can say I would have stuck with ballet it’s less bloody (minus the toes on pointe shoes) and less violent. However ballerinas can be pretty competitive for those key roles. I really was surprised with my friend Entangled Teen book I always expected them to be the Harlequin of YA but it was more than romance it had a strong story behind with a bit of romance thrown in. I gave this one 4 stars and would recommend this one to YA readers or readers looking to get into reading YA.

summary: Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad, sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves—the rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…

The only rule is: There are no rules.

Thank you Entangled Publishing for sending me Lost Girls. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

by Chelsea Sedoti

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This book was nothing like I expected and it held me the whole time. Hawthorn or “Thorny” was a very likable character and one of those characters that has every trait you don’t want all in one. I think at some point we are all Hawthorn. She was lost in high school not a part of any group but trying hard to find her way. Lizzie Lovett was the “IT” girl she had it all friends, beauty, popularity, cheerleader, every guy wanting to date her. She leaves town after graduation and that’s it till she vanishes. Hawthorn never liked Lizzie – maybe she was jealous maybe she wasn’t but it really bugs her that she who had it all is just gone in a heartbeat. Hawthorn takes over Lizzie’s life a bit and becomes obsessed. This book tackles mental illness just a touch and I really wish it had dived deeper into Lizzie Lovett’s life and why she wasn’t really happy in the end and was always reinventing herself. I think this could have been a lot more and had something to say. I wish Hawthorn’s family and friends could have seen just how sad and lonely she was and how some of what she did was a cry for help. Many people come and go through Hawthorn’s life and I have to say Sundog the leader of her mom Sparrows old commune family was just what was needed and at just the right time. This book while the title is The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett really isn’t about Lizzie. I feel she is just the backstory to help you understand the main character and storyteller of the book Hawthorn. I’m a fan of supernatural aspects in literature but the one in this book was just so out of left field I think not only did it make Hawthorn look unstable and a bit crazy but it just didn’t fit for me. Yes I would recommend this book to some readers but if you are looking for a mystery there really wasn’t much of one. This is more of a contemporary fiction novel that touches on mental illness and loneliness but I think it should have made it more of the book’s theme. Overall I gave this 3.5 stars.

summary: A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

thank you Sourcebooks Fire for sending me The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.

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RENEGADE RED REVEALED!

RENEGADE RED, the sequel to the award-winning novel SHATTERED BLUE will be available in THREE special edition covers, in both Hardcover and Paperback, in March 2017! Distribution from online sites and into bookstores will be random, so you have a chance to collect them all— the POET EDITION, the WARRIOR EDITION, and the very exclusive TRAVELER EDITION. Happy hunting, and learn more at LaurenBirdHorowitz.com!

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Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets.

Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

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Silver Medalist

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING BOOK AWARDS BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Finalist

USA BOOK AWARD BEST NEW FICTION 2015

USA BOOK AWARD BEST FANTASY 2015

INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD BEST FANTASY 2015

NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARD BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2015

“Must-read romances of 2015… I guarantee you’ll be hooked and anxiously awaiting the next book in the series”

–USA TODAY

“Anyone who’s ever fantasized about kissing a Fae will enjoy Noa and Callum’s first sexy kiss…Romantic sparks ignite…fast-moving…hip…lyrically concise”

Kirkus Reviews

“A fantastical tale of love and betrayal…colorful world-building…more than enough emotion and angst to keep any romance-loving teenager glued to the pages, and the promise of a trilogy will keep them eagerly anticipating the next book…VERDICT Librarians with a large fantasy readership should invest in the print version of this title.” – School Library Journal

“A book to fall for”

–BUZZFEED

“Not your average fairy tale… will have you clamoring for more of a story that you didn’t see coming…new and surprising.”

–HYPABLE

“Magic, action and a really, really attractive love interest… what more could you want?”

–GLITTER MAGAZINE

“A love story you won’t soon forget… A story of of protection sacrifice and love”

–SHE KNOWS.COM

A “Book To Lean On When The Going Gets Tough”

–BUSTLE

A “Book for All Ages”

–MARIA SHRIVER.COM

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For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

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Lauren Bird Horowitz, screenwriter and novelist, has
won an enthusiastic following for her innovative, lyrical poetic voice. Her debut novel Shattered Blue: Book One of The Light Trilogy, won the 2016 Independent Publishers’ (IPPY) Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, as well as Finalist honors in the 2016 USA Book Awards for Best New Fiction and Best New Fantasy, the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction, and the 2016 International Book Award for Best Fantasy. It was also listed as one of USA Today’s top romances of 2015, and selected as a notable book by BuzzFeed, Popsugar, Hypable, San Francisco Book Review, Glitter, The Culturalist, Teen Reads, Maria Shriver.com, Bustle and others.

Bird studied writing at Harvard University with novelist Jamaica Kincaid, where she won several prizes including the Edward Eager Memorial Prize for fiction and Winthrop-Sargent Prize for writing. She’s a proud member of the Writers Guild of America. Bird lives in Kauai and Los Angeles.

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